The Author was born in the Punjab, close to the border with Afghanistan. He left India with his parents after Partition. He finished his education at the Jesuit College of Mount St Mary’s in Yorkshire. After National Service, he elected to proceed to the Royal Academy, Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. ON completion of a course at the Staff College in Camberley, he was assigned to a staff appointment in Singapore. He was then seconded to the 10th Gurkha Rifles and served with them in Borneo. In 1969 he applied for early retirement and worked for a Chinese trading company in Taiwan for the next thirty years. He now lives with his wife in retirement in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. He also the author of ‘Bright Eyes of Danger’, an account of the Anglo0-Sikh wars.